"What I was looking for was a guard to complement Randy Smith, a penetrating, passing guard, which Raymond was when I saw him in Philadelphia," Shue said. "This time he played well, but he was not what I was looking for. He was judged on what he, Raymond Lewis, would do for the Clippers. I gave him a fair, honest chance to succeed. Maybe Raymond will never understand all that."
"It's not my talent, it's beyond that," Lewis said. "I felt I played well. I had 25 points in an intrasquad game. I passed well, but I had the feeling some of the players didn't like me and they felt I had an attitude because of my background.... Just throwing me off the team because there might be problems. I can't believe it. Right now I'm just trying to put my life back into perspective."
That perspective includes the possibility of a new professional minor league in the Western states. There is also the European circuit. And there is the daily newspaper with the NBA roster changes and injury reports. There is always hope, sometimes false, but who knows? They always said Raymond Lewis was the best. He still believes it.